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Can I cut off a skin tag myself? Will it hurt?
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree
In brief: String
If you have a skin tag or lesion with a narrow base, and you are sure it is not malignant, a useful way to deal with it is to take a length of stout thread (you might need a helper for this), and lasso the base with a loop of the thread, tie is tightly with 2-3 knots, cover with a piece of tape and wait a week for it to fall off without leaving a scar.

In brief: String
If you have a skin tag or lesion with a narrow base, and you are sure it is not malignant, a useful way to deal with it is to take a length of stout thread (you might need a helper for this), and lasso the base with a loop of the thread, tie is tightly with 2-3 knots, cover with a piece of tape and wait a week for it to fall off without leaving a scar.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Harold Rosenfeld
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Yes
If you don't pull it up-"tenting the skin", use a sharp sterile scissor, and treat the skin to sterilize it .
You can do this.

In brief: Yes
If you don't pull it up-"tenting the skin", use a sharp sterile scissor, and treat the skin to sterilize it .
You can do this.
Dr. Harold Rosenfeld
Dr. Harold Rosenfeld
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Dr. SG Erman
Family Medicine
In brief: Not Advised
1) it may not be a skin tag 2) if you don't cut off a skin tag in exactly the correct place, it will hurt and bleed.

In brief: Not Advised
1) it may not be a skin tag 2) if you don't cut off a skin tag in exactly the correct place, it will hurt and bleed.
Dr. SG Erman
Dr. SG Erman
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